If you’re like everyone else, you’ve probably been wondering what prison has been like for Todd and Julie Chrisley. And you’re in luck, because we finally have some answers.
As you know, the Chrisleys reported to prison earlier this month for a combined 19 year stay after they were convicted for bank fraud and tax evasion. Definitely not a small number, it’s going to be a while before they’re back to their everyday lives — and it’s got us all wondering how they’re settling in…
Lindsie Chrisley recently revealed on her Southern Tea podcast she had visited her father with Nanny Faye when they made an “impromptu road trip” to Federal Correctional Institute Pensacola. The whole family seems to be dealing with the sentencing pretty hard, with Savannah Chrisley being the guardian of her 16-year-old brother Grayson and 10-year-old niece Chloe, but maybe things are starting to look up?
Savannah said on her Unlocked podcast Tuesday her parents are doing well during their prison stay — in particular, her mother:
“My mom, she’s honestly doing really well, and I know it sounds crazy for me to say that like it’s crazy for me to say, ‘Alright they’re doing really well,’ but they are.”
Julie, according to the 25-year-old, is “keeping busy” and has even “made friends” at Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky where she’s serving her sentence.
The Sassy by Savannah founder went on to say she’s doing so well, in fact, she’s taking it easy and playing cards:
“She’s going to church, she’s working, she’s playing some Spades — and when I tell you she’s playing, she’s running a dog on everyone.”
Church and playing cards, it almost sounds like more of a retirement community than a prison. Hmm.
Savannah was pleased to hear her mom is playing Spades as it’s her family’s “thing.” She expressed it makes her “heart happy to know that my parents are OK.”
As for Todd, it seems like he’s become a pastor of sorts? His daughter detailed how he’s encouraging his fellow inmates to “know Jesus”:
“He is working in the chapel, which is absolutely amazing, and I could never be more proud of my dad and the man that he is. I get to hear all these people’s stories and how he’s affecting their life and encouraging change.”
Teary-eyed, Savannah seemed very relieved to know her parents were doing just fine:
“That puts me at peace. It lets me know that they are OK. This isn’t the ideal situation, but we find strength in knowing that this isn’t the end.”
Although some days are fine, the businesswoman did admit that Todd still “struggles” and has “days that are tough” for him. He seems to be keeping in good contact with his family through email and visitation, though it seems his wife is having a far more lax time than him…
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